A SOUTH Molton schoolgirl has been declared the winner of a creative Christmas poster competition.
Six-year-old Sasha Body, who attends South Molton Infant School, took home first prize with her representation of the town's annual lantern parade.
Her design will now be used to help publicise the town's Christmas Festival, featuring on leaflets, posters and brochures.
Judge Tryphena Huntingford, from South Molton Business Association, said that with 77 entries, the competition proved to be a close call.
She said: "We were bowled over by the number of wonderful, creative drawings and choosing just one winner was very difficult.
"I'm sure Sasha will be very proud to see her handiwork sent out across the country in various guises."
The Christmas Festival runs from Thursday, December 5 to Monday, December 9.